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T-Mobile offering iPhone 7 for FREE with trade-in of any iPhone 6(S)(+)

Discussion in 'Apple - What's New?' started by M0YAL, Sep 7, 2016.

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    The cat is out of the bag, T-Mobile only recently revamped its tiered data plans and now only offers a single, unlimited plan with some fine text. It looks like T-Mobile planned this strategic move as it announced the new plans not too far before the iPhone 7’s announcements.

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    But even with the new iPhone 7’s announcement, T-Mobile isn’t slowing down. John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile. Has just tweeted that it will be offering a free iPhone 7 for T-Mobile with trade-in of an iPhone 6, 6S, 6 Plus, or 6S Plus.

    Here’s the way it works:

    • New or existing customers can trade in their iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S or 6S Plus in any memory variant
    • Phone must be able to turn on, not have water damage, and can’t have a shattered screen
    • You have to agree to a 24-month finance plan (which will only cost the discounted price) [hint: this is the hook, I’ll explain why]
    • iPhone 7 32GB is FREE, or iPhone 7 Plus would cost only $120, 128GB iPhone 7 would be $100, I think you get it
    • This offer is “while supplies last” so it could end at any time
    Alright so here’s the catch. By agreeing to a 24-month “no-cost finance agreement” T-Mobile will put the new iPhone down as a new finance purchase with monthly payments as normal, except the T-Mobile will apply credits to your monthly statement… for the phone that is. You’ll still need to pay for service and Jump (or equipment protection). So basically, by agreeing to a free (or heavily discounted) iPhone, you’ll have that iPhone tied to T-Mobile for two years.

    If you want to leave, there is no negative consequence and it’s quite fair: You’d have to pay the remaining balance of the phone off if you want to leave T-Mobile (total cost – credits already applied), or you can just turn it back in.

    If you recall, T-Mobile did a lucratively similar offer for the Samsung Galaxy S7 by offering the brand-new phone as a two-for-one deal. This prompted all the carriers to do the same thing. We wouldn’t be surprised if other carriers will chime in with similar and perhaps lucrative offers.

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